Why do we believe in God?

 

Every religion always uses a set of code/morals to persuade people into believing that their religion brings good to the world. The following Commandmends were writen in the Book of Dead (2000 BC), if you read closely you will notice that they sound very familiar to the Judeo-Christian's version in the Bible.  Just replace "I have not" to "Thou shalt not"

I have not committed sin.
I have not robbed.
I have not killed men.
I have not plundered the property of God.
I have not lied.
I have not defiled any man's wife.
I have not defiled myself.
I have not cursed the king.
I have not acted deceitfully
I have not turned a deaf ear to the words of the Law (or Truth)

One thing to note about the 8th comandment, is that one must understand that the king was considered to be a God himself. That is the reason why they build elaborate tombs/pyramids to house the bodies of their Kings.

When the Bible was written, there were other religions being practiced throughout the region. I think that it was very important for them to write stories that shared similar traits to what other religions were doing. It makes it easier to convert people. This is why there are so many "pegan" references in today's Christianity.


 
 

 Religion did not create morals, people did, just as they created religion. I think that everyone agrees that everything should be fair. That no one should steal the things you own, or kill you just for the hell of it. Moral thinking did not come from religion, it came from rational people that agreed that certain acts should be prohibited. Thus laws were created. I am not saying that laws are prefect, but at least we can change them. Not all laws are moral, like anything made by man (including religion) it has flaws. But at least we are working on making things fair for everyone.

While we have the freedom to do what ever we want to do, it comes with responsibility. Everyone realizes this when they reach a maturity age. Our laws keep us moral, I would never think it's a good idea to rob a store. Why? Because I don't want to go to jail. The world will sign a peace agreement (a cease fire, if you will) once religion is out of the picture.